Person record: PRESTON, Miss Nannie  (1873-1950)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameMiss Nancy Hammond PRESTONNannie Preston, slide artist
Nancy ('Nannie') Preston in an undated family photograph
Genderfemale
Relevance of this personartist of drawings used for slide sets 
Main period of activity1890s-1910s
Notes

Her father John Emanuel Preston and grandfather John Preston were also artists. She married Edwin Rosevear in late 1914 and was afterwards known as Nannie Rosevear.

Some of her original paintings for slides (reputedly including the Pilgrim's progress set) were lost on the Titanic in 1912, while being sent to an American publisher.

Many thanks to Janice Jefferies (née Preston) for information and the portrait of her great-aunt.

 
ChronologyDateAgeEvent/activity
1 June 1873born atSaltaire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
1881-1891residentLittle Beck Hall, Gilstead Lane, Bingley, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
3 April 18817census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/4343.118.8
5 April 189117census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/3534.47.13
– occupation “Artist Landscape & Figure”
1901resident35 Swan Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
31 March 190127census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/4053.9.10
– occupation “Artist”
1911resident28 Montpellier Parade, Harrogate, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
2 April 191137census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/25911
– occupation “Artist”
1950resident10 Lansdowne Circus, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
10 March 195076died atCoventry, Warwickshire, England
6 May 1950archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1950 p.996
Slide sets linked to this personillustrator: Sermons on the Pilgrim's progress: first sermon (religious: Riley Brothers, 17 slides, 1895)
illustrator: Sermons on the Pilgrim's progress: second sermon (religious: Riley Brothers, 20 slides, 1895)
illustrator: Sermons on the Pilgrim's progress: third sermon (religious: Riley Brothers, 21 slides, 1895)
illustrator: Sermons on the Pilgrim's progress: fourth sermon (religious: Riley Brothers, 20 slides, 1895)
illustrator: Sermons on the Pilgrim's progress: fifth sermon (religious: Riley Brothers, 20 slides, 1895)
illustrator: Sermons on the Pilgrim's progress: sixth sermon (religious: Riley Brothers, 21 slides, 1895)
illustrator: The lowest seat at feasts: and the Pharisee and the publican (religious: Riley Brothers, 6 slides, 1911)
illustrator: The Pilgrim's progress (story: Riley Brothers, 60 slides, 1895)
illustrator: The labourers in the vineyard (religious: Riley Brothers, 8 slides, 1911)
illustrator: The hidden treasure and the pearl of great price (religious: Riley Brothers, 4 slides, 1911)
illustrator: The king's wedding feast: [or] The great supper (religious: Riley Brothers, 8 slides, 1898)
illustrator: Elisha and the Shunammite (religious: Riley Brothers, 12 slides, 1898)
illustrator: Ben Hur: a tale of the Christ (story: Riley Brothers, 72 slides, 1895) – all slides from 22 onwards
illustrator: The prodigal son: Luke 15th chap. (religious: Riley Brothers, 16 slides, 1894)
illustrator: The Lord is my shepherd (song: Riley Brothers, 6 slides, 1893)
illustrator: Life of Moses (religious: Riley Brothers, 24 slides, 1891)
illustrator: Life of Joseph (religious: Riley Brothers, 18 slides, 1891)
illustrator: The story of Ruth (religious: Riley Brothers, 6 slides, 1891)
illustrator: Shakesperian series: no.1 -- The merchant of Venice (lecture: Riley Brothers, 20 slides, 1899)
illustrator: The scarlet letter (story: Riley Brothers, 50 slides, 1896)
Reference
(* = main subject)

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 240

Lucerna ID no. 6002334Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016